Golf Digest honors five youth programs
Club Winner – Half Moon Bay Golf Links, Calif.
The $5 green fee for kids (restrictions apply) encourages them to play at this Ritz-Carlton property, 30 miles south of San Francisco. Lucy Li, who made news as the youngest player in the U.S. Women’s Open, regularly takes advantage of this cut-rate cost (normally $195). Twenty girls from the local Boys and Girls Club completed an eight-week clinic last fall. They were given golf instruction, clubs, balls and clothes. Staff professionals donated their lesson money to pay for this program. GM Bill Troyanoski noticed increased self-esteem in the girls as they spent more time at the course and concluded, “Golf is a good way to learn about life.”
PHOTO: MEMBERS OF THE GIRLS CLUB OF THE COASTSIDE SHOWING OFF THEIR NEW GOLF EQUIPMENT. PICTURED (FROM LEFT) MARLENE VELASQUEZ, RAFAELA UGALDE (A.K.A ELLA), ANALIESE LOPEZ, LAUREN DUBOSE, MELISSA GODOY, SUSY GUTIERREZ, LUPITA MONTALVO, YAMILET CABALLERO, ANALIZ RUIZ, CAMRYN DUBOSE, MADELEINE MACNAUGHTON)
PHOTO BY KELLY MCCLURE, DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS